Instagram is one of the best social media platforms for sharing photos while traveling.  It’s also one of the most important platforms for travel photographers, bloggers and photographers to use to share photos. One of the keys to growing your account is the proper usage of hashtags. It’s the hashtags that allow photos to be seen by additional people not following you. This happens if someone clicks on a hashtag on a post and if your photo has been shared recently with the same hashtag. Keep reading to find the best Instagram hashtags for travel writers.

Have you ever wondered what the best travel hashtags for travel bloggers and writers are to use on Instagram? Our goal as travel writers is to grow our following and connect with our fans.  We also want to connect with other writers as well as marketing and pr, as well Instagrammers who just love to travel. Below are a few tips to help you grow your Instagram presence by using Hashtags.

Best Instagram Hashtags for Travel Writers

Tip 1: Where to Place Hashtags

Instagram is constantly changing and what works best is also ever-changing. While I used to place my #hashtags in the first comment for the photo (not in the post), I know suggest you add all your hashtags in your original post. The reason for this is how quickly Instagram is moving. If you wait even 30 seconds to copy and paste your hashtags into the comment, you could lose the time your post would sit at the top of the hashtag search results.

Click on the post below and you’ll get an even better idea of how the hashtags are positioned in the post when you view it on Instagram.

One of the highlights of my visit to Bhopal was the morning heritage tour with India City Walks. • • • Medieval Bhopal dates back to the 11th century. It is a city that was ruled by a series of Begum royal ladies. • • • It is a city of mosques. Our tour included a visit to Asia’s largest mosque as well many other heritage sites. • • • #IncredibleIndia #visitindia #MadhyaPradesh #MPTM2017 #bhopal #HeartOfIndia • • • . #exploringtheglobe #wanderlusting #worldwonder #ig_great_pics #getaway #worldbestshot_ig #adventure_time #adventureseeker #beautifulmoment #blogtravel #vacationlife #wanderluster #bd_features #dailytriphack #igs_world #inspiredtravels #wonderful_Places #worldbestshot_ig #quietthechaos #instavacation #passportlife #picoftheday #mustseeepic #tmom

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Want to know more about the how and why of hashtags? Please head over to Instagram Hashtags 101 for the lowdown on these crazy words and why we should use them.

Tip 2: How Many Hashtags to Use

The answer is 30. I know it seems like a lot, but hashtags will produce the most likes, comments and organic followers for your account. Below is an overview of some of the hashtags I like to use or think are useful.

Note: If you use more than 30 tags on a post your comment won’t post. If you post more than 30 tags in your main post, the tags won’t appear in search.

Tip 3: How to Store Hashtags

The last thing you want to do is type in your 30 tags each time you post a new photo. Create a list in an app you can access from your mobile phone such as Google Drive, Notes, Evernote or anything else you prefer. I have a folder specifically for hashtags and add a new page for each new location I visit. I also have a list for food, outdoors, adventure, etc.

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Tip 3: Hashtag Lists

To get you started, below are three types of hashtag lists you can begin to use in your posts.

Travel Focused Hashtags:

Have a handful of hashtags related to travel, travel writing, travel blogging or travel photography

#travelwriter #travel #instatravel #travelgram #tourism #instago #passportready #travelblogger #wanderlust #ilovetravel #writetotravel #instatravelling #instavacation #travelblogger #instapassport #postcardsfromtheworld #traveldeeper  #travelstroke #travelling #trip #traveltheworld #igtravel #getaway #travelblog #instago #travelpics #tourist #wanderer #wanderlust #travelphoto #travelingram #mytravelgram #visiting #travels #travelphotography  #tagsta_travel#beauty #amazing #arountheworld #tourist#solotravel  #instago #ig_worldclub #worldcaptures #tourism #worldplaces #worldingram #traveller #traveler #hotel #luxuryhotel

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Location Specific Hashtags:

Find the best Instagram hashtags for travel writers to use for the location the photo was taken. Here are some great ideas from Megan Kennedy @wanderlustmegan focusing on Vancouver, Canada

 #Vancouver #Stanleypark #englishbay #beautifulbc #explorebc #explorecanada #veryvancouver #mustbevancouver  #invcm #InstameetVancouver #greatnorthcollective #ShareYourNature #Canada #BritishColumbia #BC #instatravelling

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General Hashtags

Using a few tags that are more general can place your posts in front of more Instagram users.

#motivation #lifestyle#desire #happiness #inspire #confidence#instagood #beautiful #great #greatday #instacool #instalike #livingthedream

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Which Instagram travel hashtags have you’ve experienced success with? How many hashtags do you use?